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Prof. Dr. Alexander M. Fraser
Professor für Informations- und Sprachverarbeitung (Professor for Information and Language Processing)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich)
Centrum für Informations- und Sprachverarbeitung (Center for Information and Language Processing)
Oettingenstraße 67
80538 München

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tel.: +49 89 2180-9710

Office: C110
Office hours: by appointment (please email)
Telephone hours: by appointment (please email)

Current position: I am a tenured professor with membership in both the Faculty of Languages and Literature (Fak 13) and the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics (Fak 16, Zweitmitgliedschaft) at LMU Munich. Also PI of the Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML) and member of the ELLIS Unit Munich. Interested in the intersection of natural language processing and machine learning.

I was the coordinator for the Masters in Computational Linguistics at LMU Munich from January 2014 to October 2023.
Contact about our Masters program:, please write in German (it is a German-language program with a few classes taught in English)
Final complete application to Masters program:
All other questions about the Masters including administrative requests (like credits or program change) MUST be addressed to

Recent Activities


Publications and Research Interests

Curriculum Vitae

ERC Starting Grant (EU Horizon2020)

Health in my Language (HimL) (EU Horizon2020)

Models of Morphosyntax for Statistical Machine Translation (DFG Project (2 phases))

TTC - Terminology Extraction, Translation Tools and Comparable Corpora (EU FP7 Project)

Teaching - Current

Lecture on Information Extraction (Winter Semester 2023-2024)

Seminar on Information Extraction (Winter Semester 2023-2024)

WP 1 Lexicon, Syntax, Semantics: Large Language Models (Winter Semester 2023-2024)

Current Topics in NLP (Deep Learning and Neural Machine Translation) (Winter Semester 2023-2024, Fraser, Plank, Schütze)

Teaching - Past

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Lukas Edman, 02/2024-, DFG Unsup, MCML

Dr. Marion Di Marco (nee Weller), 09/2019-, LMUExcellent, DFG Unsup

Dr. Viktor Hangya, 01/2017-, MCML, ERC

Dr. Jindřich Libovický, 09/2019-12/2021, ERC and DFG Unsup

Dr. Matthias Huck, 04/2016-03/2020, ERC and HimL

Dr. Fabienne Braune, 01/2016-12/2017, ERC and HimL (also Morphosyntax 2)

Dr. Aleš Tamchyna, 01/2017-04/2017. HimL and ERC (jointly supervised with Prof. Jan Hajic, Charles University Prague)

Dr. Tsuyoshi Okita, 01/2016-12/2016, ERC

Dr. Liane Guillou, 04/2016-09/2016, HimL

Ph.D. Students

Sarah Ball (with Frauke Kreuter). 11/2023-, Fellow in Konrad Zuse School of Excellence in Reliable AI; Moral Reasoning in Large Language Models

Faeze Ghorbanpour (with Viktor Hangya). 09/2023-, DFG Transfer Learning for Hate Speech Detection; Hate Speech Detection, Transfer Learning

Irina Bigoulaeva (with Iryna Gurevych, TU Darmstadt). 10/2021-, TU Darmstadt funding; Transfer Learning and Hate Speech Detection

Katharina Hämmerl (with Jindrich Libovicky, now Charles U Prague). 07/2021-, MCML, DFG Unsup; Multilingual Representations

Prisca Piccirilli (with Sabine Schulte im Walde, U Stuttgart). 07/2021-, Studienstiftung Scholarship, Joint Stuttgart and LMU DFG funding; Metaphor Translation

Wen (Lavine) Lai 04/2021-, LMU/CSC; Low Resource NMT, Domain Adaptation

Sophie Henning (with Annemarie Friedrich, Bosch) 01/2021-, Bosch; Calibration

Alexandra Chronopoulou 09/2019-, MCML, ERC, DFG Unsup; Multilingual Transfer Learning, Unsupervised MT

Dr. rer. nat. Dario Stojanovski 06/2017-06/2021, Modeling Contextual Information in Neural Machine Translation, ERC; Context-Aware NMT, Domain Adaptation, Unsupervised MT. First permanent position after graduation: Microsoft.

Dr. phil. Anita Ramm (nee Gojun), 05/2013-03/2018, Modeling the position and inflection of verbs in English to German machine translation. First position after graduation: BeOne Stuttgart GmbH.

Dr. phil. Marion Weller-Di Marco (nee Weller) (with Sabine Schulte im Walde), 12/2011-09/2017, Using Morpho-Syntactic and Semantic Information to Improve Statistical Machine Translation. First position after graduation: Post-doc at University of Amsterdam with Khalil Sima'an.

Dr. rer. nat. Fabienne Braune (with Andreas Maletti), 10/2009-11/2015, Decoding Strategies for Syntax-based Statistical Machine Translation. First position after graduation: Post-doc on deep learning and comparable corpora in my group.

Dr. phil. Fabienne Cap (nee Fritzinger), 10/2009-10/2014, Morphological Processing of Compounds for Statistical Machine Translation. First position after graduation: Post-doc at Uppsala with Joakim Nivre.

Dr. rer. nat. Nadir Durrani (with Helmut Schmid), 04/2008-11/2012, A Joint Translation Model With Integrated Reordering. First position after graduation: Post-doc with Philipp Koehn, U. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Dr. rer. nat. Hassan Sajjad (with Helmut Schmid), 04/2008-10/2012, Statistical Models for Unsupervised, Semi-supervised and Supervised Transliteration Mining. First position after graduation: Research Scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute. Currently: Associate Professor, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Visiting Ph.D. Students

Denis Peskov (University of Maryland College Park). 01/2020 to 10/2020

Simon Rieß (LMU Data Science). 10/2019 to 12/2019

Viktor Hangya (University of Szeged). 10/2016 to 12/2016

Ales Tamchyna (Charles University Prague). 10/2015 to 05/2016

Marija Brkic (University of Zagreb, Croatia). 09/2010 to 02/2011

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